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Desert Beach

Desert Beach

by Bob Gentry

About The Book

Desert Beach was sparked by the unique community of Atascadero, the care for the mentally ill and the earthquake history of California.

In the year 2017, Atascadero, California is the epicenter of a seismic event that will forever alter the course of U.S history. A 10.2 earthquake has sent much of the state into the Pacific Ocean. Atascadero State Prison has become a pile of rubble, where prisoners and staff are scrambling to survive. Bob, a mental health counselor, and his surviving colleagues have mustered up the strength and determination to escape their surroundings and forge a new existence elsewhere, by setting sail and settling in Las Vegas. The precarious new world which they face is surprisingly ripe with promise. This is a story of destruction and rebirth, and the ability of the human spirit to prosper despite what may appear to be an insurmountable event. Desert Beach offers a glimpse at the potential for human beings to thrive when the simple pleasures of life become paramount and the prosperity that follows when we realize the true meaning of living.

All the bad in California fell into the ocean and the future grows strong.

Bob says, “I miss the old surfing days of California." By writing this book the memories came back with a new lifestyle at the Desert Beach.

Publication date April 30,2022
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88622-246-3 (E-BOOK)
Genre Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Pages 128
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

A Native Californian, born and raised in Long Beach. Mr. Gentry had a great childhood when big cities were safe. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies at California State University, Long Beach. After 30 years at the ‘Beach’ Bob moved his family to Atascadero, California and now has lived in the country for 30 years. He has worked in Mental Health for 40 years. His crazy idea to write a book surprisingly began about 20 years ago.


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